An updated version of Final Fantasy 9 is now available on PS4, allowing longtime gamers to revisit the game and newcomers to check it out for the first time. Now a new patch for the game has been released, which brings the game up to version 1.01. It’s not a major patch, but still brings some nice changes.
One of the biggest things that the patch does is alter the game’s user interface during battles. The game originally had menus that took up a large portion of the screen, which is due to the fact that the PS4 version was taken from the mobile version. Thankfully, this update has tweaked various aspects of the user interface, making it much more pleasing to the eye and less in the way.
It has been a long time since Final Fantasy 9 originally launched, with it releasing for the original PlayStation all the way back in 2000. It would be the last game in the series to release for the original PlayStation, following Final Fantasy 7 and 8. 9 got rid of the more futuristic settings of 7 and 8 for a more retro aesthetic that was similar to the earlier games in the series, and was well-received overall.
An older game in the series is set to be making a comeback in a big way in the future, with a remake of Final Fantasy 7 being well into development. It has been a while since we’ve received any major updates on the project, but it has been suggested that the game will be released in several parts. Despite this drawing criticism from the fanbase, Square Enix has assured that each part will be the length of a full game. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.